Category Archives: Rescue

KS66 WNH Surrey Search and Rescue Volvo V70

KS66 WNH
Surrey Search and Rescue
Volvo V70 Authorities-spec D4 AWD
Used for lowland rescue work. New in 2017, it will allow volunteers to respond to incidents quicker. The First Response Vehicle carries a 4G-enabled rugged laptop with digital mapping & battery powered printer. This allows the coordination of search teams before the larger command vehicle arrives on scene. An advanced medical kit with oxygen, trauma kit and defibrillator is also carried to support the emergency services during times of flooding, bad weather or power cuts. The vehicle also carries a drone. Duty Responders will have the vehicle with them at all times to further reduce turnout times.

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G-BEXJ Channel Islands Air Search Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander

G-BEXJ
Channel Islands Air Search
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
This aircraft is a temporary replacement for the damaged Islander G-CIAS. A permanent replacement is due in Summer/Autumn 2017. The original aircraft was damaged beyond repair in an emergency landing due to engine problems in November 2013. The yellow rear wing was salvaged and attached to this temporary replacement. Only basic SAR equipment is fitted to this Islander, with a lot more emphasis on looking out of the windows rather than at screens.

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SM66 KJV Tweed Valley MRT Mercedes Sprinter

SM66 KJV
Tweed Valley MRT
Mercedes Sprinter
Incident Control Unit. New in December 2016, the vehicle has been custom built for the team. Inside is a briefing area, tv/monitor screen, 3 workstations and a printer. The vehicle has two VHF radios as well as a duel SIM Card router to create a permanent WiFi hotspot within the vehicle. Mounted in the vehicle is a 10m electronic mast will caries the VHF aerial. In the rear is a welfare area for MRT personnel which include a hot water boiler, hand wash station and microwave.

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YN15 GSZ Buxton MRT Ford Transit Mobile Incident Control and

YN15 GSZ
Buxton MRT
Ford Transit
Mobile Incident Control and Response vehicle. This is 4×4 Transit with mini office in the rear. It can carry a casualty if required and is based at Buxton fire station. In addition to the comms equipment, it has mapping facilities, voice recorders, incident response equipment, hot drinks and food. It cost £53,000 when it entered service in August 2015 and this was met entirely from donations.

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SG15 AED Surrey SAR VW Amarok Lowland Rescue vehicle. This

SG15 AED Surrey SAR VW Amarok Lowland Rescue vehicle. This 2015 4×4 replaces their old Land Rover Defender. The car is suited to travelling across the county on normal roads but also has good off road capability where required. A fold-down screen in the Truckman rear allows briefing to be given or other information to be displayed – such as the view from a drone (shown). The total cost for the vehicle was £32,500 and was met by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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